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"A good workman is known by his tools" - Blogs on the WCF Tooling

Supporting Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF)...

I don't think that 'support' should block anyone from using the extensions to adopt WCF, as any...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/28/2006

Visual Basic Issue with Types that are generated using svcutil.exe (WCF)

If you generate a WCF VB proxy that contains a DataContract type using svcutil.exe, calling a method...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/21/2006

Consuming a MapPoint Web Service with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)...

The issue with the MapPoint service is that it uses digest authentication, but the WSDL itself does...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/28/2006

Using WCF in VB6?

One of the demos a peer of mine gave (Johnathan) included creating a .NET form with a Web reference...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/25/2006

WCF Databindings (and the Data Sources window)

As my new role in the VB team, I've been tasked to look at WCF Data bindings and determine our story...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/24/2006

Moving on ...

My time at VSTS - Arch has been very important to me. I have learnt a lot shipping VS2005 and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/26/2006

Deployment Report Whitepaper...

Kitty interned last summer and this paper was a result of a lot of hard work that he put in:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/24/2006

Describing a software architect by the patterns he uses...

Jack Greenfield sent an email around that described the architect from the perspective of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/04/2006

Pedro now a lead on the DSL tools team...

I still remember conversations over lunch about how Pedro did not want to be a dev lead/manager,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/31/2006

Encrypted Config Sections...

One of the limitations of our designers is that it does not support encrypted appSettings entries....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/30/2006

About my office room...

As I read Zillow's web page, which is one of the most hyped startups in Seattle, I came across the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/22/2006

Service/DataContract Versioning

It was sooo hard to find this link and I knew what I was looking for, so I thought I'd post it here...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/21/2006

On factories, factories, factories...

Why I Hate Frameworks: http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.219431.12 Internally, I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2006

I'm a Mort when it comes to DSL tools!

Senior members in our team have suggested that PM team should start using the DSL tools to prototype...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/18/2006

WCF Extensibility for Interoperability....

Jurgen's posted a great real world example of why WCF extensibility is essential for interop. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/16/2006

You are what you read...

There are a few books that you have to had read to have an intelligent conversation with Bill...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/15/2006

Morning PM Status Meetings...

Since David Trowbridge joined, we have been having morning SCRUM-like meetings to keep in synch with...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/14/2006

How Actions differ from Operations...

I haven't thought about the relationship between “Actions” and "Operations" for quite a while....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/13/2006

FebCTP changes for WCF from JanCTP

I was going through the FebCTP changes for WCF from JanCTP and saw the following change: Remove...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/11/2006

Contract-first Domain Specific Language (DSL)

Pedro was kind enough inform me about this cool DSL called "Contract-first" DSL:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/10/2006

Powertools for Distributed System Designers

Dmitriy Vayasura released an add-in with a whole bunch of Class Designer/Distributed System Designer...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/09/2006

Adding DataSets to services... Why not?

There a lot of customers, for better or worse, who are using DataSets in their services and (I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/08/2006

Workflow for using the Distributed System Designers

I just discovered a cool workflow for how to use the Distributed System Designer....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/07/2006

Mark Groves and Top-down Design

Mark just posted a blog about top-down design here:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/07/2006

Operation inference and Contract-first Design

After Tomas's comment on my last blog, I've been thinking about the operation inference feature in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/06/2006

It's about the schema, stupid!

One of my big realizations has been that Contract-first is not about the WSDL it's about the schema....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/04/2006

Policy and Contract-first Design

After talking to a lot of people, I am trying to cement the relationship of policy to the contract....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/03/2006

Most excellent architectural resource...

Jeff Tash has created an excellent repository of architecture resources here:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/25/2006

Describing a reference model for SOA...

I got an email from Nichole last week about a talk that she was going to give on the OASIS Reference...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/22/2006

The various hats of an architect...

One of the most heated debates out there is that of the definition of an architect. In my view, what...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/12/2006

Show me the value!

I wanted to make our key value proposition for the application architect scenario public, so that I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/09/2006

What's all this about a Service Repository?

Last week, I heard the word "Service Repository" twice in two seperate and distinct conversations....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/06/2006

VS SKU Recommendations...

If you haven't read this article I recommend skimming it, it provides an interesting opinion on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/03/2006

I want more than ASMX on my design surface!

A question we continually get is whether VSTS Architect will come with any new types. I, therefore,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/31/2006

Rough around the edges?

As a V1 product, the product is a little rough around the edges. We hope to resolve most of these...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/28/2006

Guess who just joined EFT!!!

I am glad to announce that David Trowbridge has joined EFT fulltime as a Senior PM Lead. Until...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/24/2006

Our silent competitor in the architure tools space...

One of the key tools that an architect uses over the SDLC is the whiteboard...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/20/2006

Tools for Architects?

While VSTA has been pitched as a tool for the software architect discipline, I think of VSTA in a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/17/2006

Don't ask me architecture questions...

Instead, post them on Architecture forums:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/12/2006

The System Designer's time will come ...

Bill Gibson has written a series of TechNotes that cover the concept of the System (and the System...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/11/2006

Modeling Tools Wishlist...

Ron Jacobs, a MVP, has created a Wiki for a DSD wish list. Here's the location:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/28/2005

Mechanical Turk and Artificial Artificial Intelligence....

Mturk is the latest buzz these days -- developers using web services to create human tasks. As...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/21/2005

VB and the DSD...

As I was watching Soma's Channel9 video (https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=134059), I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/17/2005

Now that we've shipped V1, what's going on?

Now that we've shipped. I wanted to provide transperency into what we're doing in the group. The top...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/16/2005

Now that Whidbey has shipped, when can I expect availability of the SDK and its accompanying SDM stuff?

Question: Now that Whidbey has shipped, when can I expect availability of the SDK and its...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/07/2005

Shipping Whitehorse...

We finally shipped! This is the first time I have shipped anything at Microsoft and as one of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/04/2005

Devarchitect and personas...

Even prior to Bill Gibson's blog on the devarchitect, my own thoughts on personas have been that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2005

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